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mazzamouth
07-16-2009, 10:14 PM
I just got an email about the 2010 NCAA meeting.....



Make plans to attend the NCAA meeting of your choice from the options below:

January 9
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
214-303-4145
NCAA Room Rate - $119 by 12/18/09

January 16
Grand Hyatt Atlanta
404-237-1234
NCAA Room Rate - $119 by 12/24/09

January 23
Marriott Los Angeles Airport
310-641-5700
NCAA Room Rate - $109 by 12/28/09

January 30
Marriott Philadelphia Airport
215-492-9000
NCAA Room Rate - $99 by 1/5/10

Registration details, meeting agendas, etc. etc. will all come at a later date.

Majordave
07-16-2009, 10:31 PM
Unless I am in Afghanistan or Iraq, see you in Atlanta?

SocalBlue1
07-17-2009, 12:15 AM
Unless I am in Afghanistan or Iraq, see you in Atlanta?

You get recalled?

Majordave
07-17-2009, 05:26 AM
I am now a government contractor (temporary) training for government service (GG rating civilian) employee position with the Army and/or USMC as a cultural adviser (Human Terrain Team member-Social Scientists and analysts and research specialists-some with and some without military experience). If I can make it through all the gates (there are several) I will be deployed in either November (right before Thanksgiving) or December (right before Christmas) for 9 to 12 months.

A very rewarding program that I am excited to be a part of. It got a lot of bad press at the outset due to some staffing problems and growing pains. They have most of the kinks worked out now and it is some excellent training by some super people. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and my fellow team members/trainees since I got here. A real high quality bunch of patriots. I often wonder how they picked me to work with these people.

BrianC14
07-17-2009, 02:34 PM
I am now a government contractor (temporary) training for government service (GG rating civilian) employee position with the Army and/or USMC as a cultural adviser (Human Terrain Team member-Social Scientists and analysts and research specialists-some with and some without military experience). If I can make it through all the gates (there are several) I will be deployed in either November (right before Thanksgiving) or December (right before Christmas) for 9 to 12 months.

A very rewarding program that I am excited to be a part of. It got a lot of bad press at the outset due to some staffing problems and growing pains. They have most of the kinks worked out now and it is some excellent training by some super people. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and my fellow team members/trainees since I got here. A real high quality bunch of patriots. I often wonder how they picked me to work with these people.

Dave,
A old Navy buddy of mine (who retired from the USCG) is currently doing something like that right now over near beautiful downtown Kabul. Best of luck in your endeavors.
Curiously (or not), these are the types of things that SHOULD be getting some accolades for the USA, but ... no, we never seem to hear about programs like this. :(

ExCop
07-17-2009, 02:38 PM
I often wonder how they picked me to work with these people.

Maybe they play ball while deployed, and needed an ump ;)

jreger_06_13
07-17-2009, 05:09 PM
Sadly I will be at the JEAPU for all of these meetings wish they were at a different time

Stan W.
07-21-2009, 06:39 PM
Sadly I will be at the JEAPU for all of these meetings wish they were at a different time


sadly?.............


screw that..........focus on JEAPU and go for it!!..........if it doesnt work out for you , you can attend all the future NCAA meetings from them on......

SocalBlue1
07-22-2009, 12:42 AM
Sadly I will be at the JEAPU for all of these meetings wish they were at a different time

As long as you attended the NCAA meetings this year, just pass the test with 80%+ & your are OK for all college levels in 2010.

Remember, as a potential 1st year professional umpire you would be in short season Rookie / A ball (~June 20 to Aug 31) for the 1st couple of years, which would still allow time for a pretty full college schedule.

stanleyman42
09-20-2009, 07:38 AM
I just booked my room at the Marriott in Los Angels for Jan 22, and 23rd. Our NCAA room rate was 109.00/ night. I just booked those same 2 nites on officials.rovia.com for $87.00. It is a site that a lot of the guys use in all sports.

My buddy turned me on to this site last year and it is usually checaper than travelocity or expedia. Might be worth taking a look at!!:D

dash_riprock
09-20-2009, 01:03 PM
It got a lot of bad press at the outset due to some staffing problems and growing pains.
These days, bad press is usually the result of bad press rather than a bad program.

Good luck Dave. And thank you.

finnerty
09-21-2009, 09:55 PM
Dave, I wish I would have read this sooner: Good luck; I commend you and wish for you some exhilarating challenges and accomplishments. Great stuff!

These days, bad press is usually the result of bad press ... This is a brilliant Yogi Berra style quote!

Journalism has never been of a lower standard than right now, and this statement is just a wonderfully concise and Yogiesque way to put it. Brilliant!

[pardon me for trimming your quote to make it all-encompassing]